Liberals eye Skeena riding

AT LEAST two people have indicated they’re interested in running for the nomination here to represent the Liberal party in the next provincial election.

  • Jul. 24, 2011 1:00 p.m.

AT LEAST two people have indicated they’re interested in running for the nomination here to represent the Liberal party in the next provincial election.

Skeena BC Liberal constituency association president Donny van Dyk said the two people must first follow a rigorous examination process before being approved as nomination candidates.

“There’s approximately 40 pages of a questionnaire to fill out. And a credit check and a criminal record check,” said van Dyk.

“It can take quite a while,” said van Dyk who went through the process himself when he ran for the party in the 2009 provincial election.

The nomination candidate vetting is handled by the provincial Liberal party’s election readiness committee.

That committee will also set the date for a nomination meeting.

Van Dyk said there could even be more people interested in becoming a nomination candidate.

He did confirm he won’t be running for his party’s nomination.

“I’m very happy where I am and I have lots to keep me busy,” said van Dyk.

There’s been no date set yet for an election but speculation is growing that Premier Christy Clark wants to head to the polls in early fall before interest begins to grow for November’s local government elections.

 

 

The current Skeena MLA is Robin Austin who was first elected in 2005 and then re-elected in 2009.